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Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

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A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.

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Lili Fini Zanuck
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Clapton ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duane Allman ... Himself (archive footage)
Ginger Baker ... Himself (archive footage)
Chuck Berry ... Himself (archive footage)
Pattie Boyd ... Herself (archive footage)
Jack Bruce ... Himself (archive footage)
Tom Dowd Tom Dowd ... Himself (archive footage)
Chris Dreja ... Himself
Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)
Ahmet Ertegun ... Himself (archive footage)
Hughie Flint Hughie Flint ... Himself
Aretha Franklin ... Herself (archive footage)
Richard Goldstein Richard Goldstein ... Himself
Jim Gordon ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Graham ... Himself (archive footage)
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A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.

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He loved The Blues, then he lived them. See more »


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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eric Clapton See more »

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$420,008
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Passion Pictures See more »
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Color
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Ahmet Ertegun's name on captions is misspelled throughout the film. See more »

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Roger Waters is incorrectly described as Pink Floyd's guitarist - he was their bassist. See more »

Soundtracks

Good To Me As I Am To You
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Words and Music by Aretha Franklin, Ted White
Published by Fourteenth Hour Music / EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Just OK
28 February 2018 | by vincefontanaSee all my reviews

Some of this documentary was good; the Blind Faith, Cream, and the Derek and the Dominos areas were quite good. However, Can someone please tell me how George Harrison was his only 'best' musician friend during the late '60's and early '70's? It is a glaring omission that Pete Townshend was not interviewed, or even shown in this film.Eric's comeback occurred at the Rainbow Concert, in January of 1973, after two years of inactivity, and was organized by, yes, you guessed it, Pete Townshend. Oh, and also, Pete was with Eric the first time that he saw Jimi Hendrix perform on stage. It's completely ridiculous that the producers of this film left Pete out of it, especially since he's alive, and could have easily have been interviewed.


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